North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXVV NO. 2
Talent Show Is Well
Worth The Wait
Martha Kornegay
Leigh Barnhardt
The annual St. Mary’s
talent show went over, once
again, as a smashing success.
This year, as usual, the talent
was original and unique. Not
only did the students, a few
faculty members and alums
make it to the show, but also a
few of our favorite “frat rats”
join^ in on the fun. Third
Penick, aided by Oie ad
venturesome SAE’s, re
enacted the “famous” fire
drill escapade. Also St.
Mapr’s was fortunate enough
to have Archie Bell and the
Drells appear with the
assistance of a few select
seniors singing “Tighten Up.”
The Counselors performed
meir famous “If We Weren’t
St. Mary’s Girls, What Would
We Be?” and the audience
w^ surprised to learn that
Piece Girls, Pinkertons,
Housemothers, Maids, Frat
^ts. Infirmary Workers, and
Mark Eden Girls They Would
Be!!” The 1976-77 third Criuk
girls dedicated “It’s Crying
Time Again” to the present
third Criuk girls. First
Cruik, under the direction of
Liz Spicer, enhanced the
audience with their kazoo
version of “Build Me Up
Buttercup.” Wendy Tillman
and Liz Little settled the
audience down to enjoy their
singing and guitar ^et and
Susan Schulken entertained
everyone with ragtime tunes.
Janis Hartsfield, Marty
Marshall, and Frances
Sctmltz sang the famous St.
Mary’s tear-jerker, “When I
First Came Here.”
The climatic point of the
evening was the debut per
formance of the 1977-78 Cold
Cuts. The Cold Cuts put on a
terrific performance and were
enjoyed by all. The only regret
is that they could not play long
enough-the audience could
have listened all night! They
sang selections from Janice,
the Supremes, the Drifters,
and other favorites. The
colorful Cold Cuts, wearing
yellow and orange this year,
are headed by Hester
Gr^ory. St Mary’s is looking
forward to frequent per
formances from them.
Cold Cuts making their 1977 debut at SMC.
St. Mary’s History
Mrs. Martha Stoops has
returned to St. Mary’s after a
year’s leave of absence during
which she did research for a
history of St. Mary’s. Mrs.
Stoop’s book also incorporates
“^e history of education and
widening of opportunities for
women,” focused on the
A few years ago, Mr.
Hugh T. Lefler, a noted
authority on North Carolina
history, suggested ah in
vestigation of St. Mary’s past.
At thiat time the only bo*
resembling a history was a
collection of reminiscences
entitled Life at St. Mary’s,
which was edited by the class
of 1920 as a centennial project,
llie book dealt with the day-
to-day life of the girls rather
than historical details of the
Together material for the
bode, Mrs. Stoops did ex
tensive research into the
school’s early history. This
project proved to be quite
difficult. Through letters
written from St. Mary’s girls
to their families and
newspapers of the era, Mrs.
Tlie Thomas Wolfe Fest
will be held October 24-25. The
two day affair will begin
Monday evening with the
presentation, “The Search for
an Angel,” about Wolfe and
his woiks. The evening will
also include speeches by Dr.
Larry Tise, director of the
N.C. Division of Archives and
History, Dr. Dietz Wolfe,
nephew of Thomas Wolfe’s
brother, and Mrs. Carole
Klein who is woricing on a
biography of Aline Bernstein,
an intimate friend of Wolfe’s.
Tuesday’s activities wiU
include a speech by Fred
Wolfe, brother of Thomas
Wolfe, a panel on “Collecting
Wolfe” featuring several
collectors and bo^ dealers,
and a reception and autograph
party honoring Professor
Richard G. Walser and his
new book, Thomas Wolfe:
Stoops was able to piece
together the progr^ and
development of St. Mary’s
from its q>ening.
Mrs. Stoops’ leave of
absence was arranged and
financed by the families of
students and by the Alumni
Association of St. Mary’s. Half
of the book is already written,
and most of the remaining
research has been completed.
At this time, no publication
date has been set.
Recent acquistitions in
the Wolfe Collection are: a
typed letter from Thomas
Wolfe to Dean H. Tatnell
Brown dated April 27,1938 and
si^ed by Wolfe-a number of
critical worics in which Wolfe
is discussed and compared to
other authors-several first
editions, both of Wolfe and of
works about Wolfe-Thomas
Wdfe: A Reference Guide by
John S. Phillipson, in which
the St. Mary’s collection is
mentioned—and a etching of
Fred Wolfe by Marcy Con
nors, SMC class of 1977.
Vestry Elects Officers
The versty is in the
process of electing a
representative from the fresh
man class. The four Altar
Guild committees, the
acolytes, the cupbearers, and
the layreaders have elected
their chairmen. They are
Kimber Sevison-Brass
Committee, Sally Pelletier-
Communion Committee, Beth
Griswald-Flower Committee,
Susan Sargeant-
Miscellaneous Committee,
Kathy Herring-Cupbearers,
and Maru Amburn-Lay
Carther Ward is chairman
of the vestry. One change
from last year is that the
president of Ensemble, Sally
Davis, is now the Music
Chairman and a voting
member of the vestry. The
vestry has also formed a
Project Committee, whose
chairman is Debra Rhodes.
This committee is planning
activities for the Mordiead
School childrea
Carter Ward said that
various activities are being
planned for this year. Ammg
those will be Honor Chapel,
which will be held in the next
few weeks. There will be a
vestry suggestion box outside
of Mr. Dillard’s office
Lower Smedes.
Parents’ Weekend
Plans Made
,r«llahan’s Technical Drama Class. They are busy constructing
These girls are members of Mr. „ production to be held Oct. 26-29. See details
the set for % Midsummer Night’s Dream,
page 3.
by Lisa Tate
October 28-30 is the
weekend set for St. Mary’s
first annual Parents Ok-
toberfest Weekend. The new
two and a half day event is to
combine Mother-Daughter
and Father-Daughter days of
the past. Under the direction
of Devel(^ment Director, Mr.
Henry Read, the weekend
encompasses a wide range of
activities which are planned
to include and entertain the
whole family.
After registration Friday
morning, parents have a
chance to audit classes on a
shortened Friday schedule.
Parents are also given the
opportunity to have
prearranged conferences with
members of the faculty.
In the afternoon there are
exhibitions planned by the Sea
Saints, swimming, diving, and
tennis teams. Performances
by the dance groups and
chorale are also planned.
Mothere and daughters are
also going to be able to enter a
Mother-Daughter tennis
tournament. The SMC fall
production of “Midsummer
Night’s Dream” will be held
Friday night.
Saturday morning will be
set aside for two important
events. There will be an
organizational meeting of
parents for the purpose of
forming a constitution and
board of officers for an SMC
Parents Organization. Af
terwards there will be a
Student-Faculty^t^f Panel
Activities planned for
Saturday afternoon include a
barbecue, a blue grass band,
and a carnival. The carnival is
to include games, food, and
booths set up by various
student groups. There will
also be a Father-Daughter
tennis Tournament.
The main event planned
for Saturday night is the
Oktoberfest Dance. The
dance, for parents, students,
and dates will include the
presentation of the
Oktoberfest Court.
Representatives for the court
will be elected from each

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